Attending Pine Grove Area High School, Shiffer participated in many organizations such as Soccer, Track & Field, Cross Country, JROTC, Cardinal Marching Band, the Morning Show and Boy Scouts of America Troop 651. He would then further his education at Daniel Webster College when the school was bought out 通过 Southern New Hampshire University where he soon finished his schooling in the Spring 2019 with a Bachelors in Science, Majoring in Aeronautical Engineering, Minoring in Applied Mathematics. During the summer of 2017, he was offered an internship, with the help of his college advisor, with Lockheed Martin, “The real Stark Industries,” Shiffer refers to his employer, at the Sikorsky facility. During his internship he was diagnosed with testicular cancer and continue to devote time to his treatments and to his internship. Noticing his initiative, the company offered him a job after his schooling was over. He would return to another internship during the summer of 2018 and graduate from Southern New Hampshire University in 2019. His college career was filled with many great achievements such as becoming president of 日ree clubs, Theatre and Video club, AIAA – American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He would also be initiated into Sigma Gama Tau, an aeronautical and aerospace engineering honor society.
During his free time, Shiffer volunteers with multiple groups such as the, his local ASPCA, high school STEM programs, “It is very fulfilling working with high school STEM outreach programs because I get to involve our youth in challenging and realistic yet fun problems that we are facing in the world of engineering today. Being able to inspire younger generations through hands-on educational projects is one of the easiest and fastest ways to get people interested in engineering and all that goes with it,” Shiffer explains why he enjoys educating high schoolers. He is also working with the Connecticut Air & Space Center to restore the Sikorsky Sky Crane prototype and a World War II F-4 Corsair. He also indulges in hobbies such as lifting, kayaking, mountain biking, hiking and in his own words “Gaming with the boys.” After retirement he plans to tour 日e world and attend all 21 Formula 1 Grand Prix’s.